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The office of a shipping agent or shipping master.
- ‘His first paid position was clerk in a shipping office, with responsibility for sending coals to Newcastle.’
- ‘It was the administrative centre for the district, with a busy port, a trading post, handsome brick shipping offices, and a hospital.’
- ‘After working for ten years as a clerk in a shipping office and a book-keeper in an accountancy firm, he entered Coventry Drama School in 1971.’
- ‘‘It's absolutely vital that I make my connection at Place X,’ he would decree from time to time, usually to the manager of a sweaty shipping office.’
- ‘After scrambling onto a lifeboat she made her way to the White Star Line shipping offices which owned the Titanic.’
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